Sport Update For July

Sport Update For July

We have plenty of top class sport to look forward to in July, starting off with the business end of the 2024 Euros in Germany. The final is scheduled on the 14th and you’ll find more details in last month’s issue of Discover Pattaya, in print or online, but I’m sure all you football fans will be up to speed already!

The Tour de France, which started in Italy in late June, will climax in Paris on the 21st after an exciting three week course over mountains and through valleys where only the strongest and most determined riders survive and prosper. I’ll say it again, this looks more like torture than sport to me and I am lost in admiration for the people who take part in this most gruelling of events.

Wimbledon is with us, starting on the 1st of the month and finishing with finals weekend on the 13th and 14th. We’ll have to mention the dreadful English weather here. Summer has yet to show its face in blighty with regular rainfall and temperatures in the low teens the current state of affairs. With no sign of this abating, it may be that the all England Tennis Club will have plenty of interruptions to deal with.

The last “major” of the year in golf, the British Open, is being played at what most people regard as one of the tougher layouts on the open schedule, Royal Troon, between the 18th and the 21st of the month. This is a great event for all the golf fans in the Kingdom, as you have no need to stay up for most of the night to watch the final outcome! As with all majors, the cream of the golfing world will be playing, whether LIV golfers or not, and this will be a must watch for golf fans everywhere.

The UK is the place for some big events this month as the British Grand Prix at Silverstone is scheduled for the 7th. The F1 travelling circus then moves on to Hungary on the 21st and Belgium on the 28th before going into a 4 week mid season break and then resuming in Holland in late August. Saving the biggest event until the end, we have the summer Olympic Games starting with the opening ceremony in Paris on the 26th. The games go on until the 11th of August so we will return to the outcome next month but I think we can look forward to an exciting opening with the City of Lights a stunning backdrop to this once in a generation event. That’s it for this month. Plenty to look forward to I think you’ll agree.

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